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I Don’t support LGBTQ Acts, My Religion is Against it – Dr. Bawumia

Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has reiterated his strong opposition to LGBTQ+ activities in Ghana, citing his Islamic faith and Ghanaian cultural values as reasons for his stance.

Speaking at the Kumasi Central Mosque during Eidul-Fitr prayers, Dr. Bawumia made it clear that he neither supports nor condones LGBTQ practices, emphasizing that such practices are against his religious beliefs and the cultural norms of Ghana.

He stated, “As a Muslim, my view on this matter aligns with the position of my religious faith.

The Holy Quran is replete with verses frowning on LGBTQ acts, including same-sex marriages. My faith is therefore very strictly against the practice of homosexuality, no ‘ifs’ or ‘buts’. No shades of grey.”

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Dr. Bawumia’s remarks come amidst calls from various quarters, especially within Muslim communities, for clarification on his stance regarding LGBTQ issues.

His statements also coincide with the passing of the Human Sexual Rights and Family Values Bill by Parliament earlier this year.

The bill, which is yet to be signed into law by President Akufo-Addo, proposes a minimum jail term of three years and a maximum of five years for those engaged in and promoting homosexual activities in Ghana.

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